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PC Week: Is the Linux revolution over?

Aug 26, 1999, 19:18 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Berinato)

"It appears Linus Torvalds has a handler, which must mean this whole Linux thing is mainstream so forget about the revolution and get back to work on your Windows desktops."

"Once was a time when reporters could call the inventor of the Linux operating system at his office at cloak-and-dagger marketed Transmeta Corp., punch in his extension and receive a familiar declarative 'Torvalds' from the man himself on the other end. He was patient and he answered your questions. He told you when he had no time. Sometimes he told you when you asked useless neophyte programmer questions. But he answered the phone. "

"Today, when you call Transmeta and punch in his extension, a pleasant female voice greets you. 'Thank you for calling Linus Torvalds. This voice mail does not accept messages. To contact him, please send a fax to...'"

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